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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %DICHOTOMOUS DECISIONS REGARDING YES/NO SEXUAL GODS+020904 %EITHER/OR EXCOMMUNICATIONS BANISHMENTS REJECTIONS+020904 %CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE REWARDS PUNISHMENTS NATURAL+020904 %CONSEQUENCES ARTIFICIAL DOMINATION COERCION DEVILS+020904 %VIOLENCE DISOWNERSHIP CONTROL MANAGEMENT INFLUENCE+020904 %INTERCOURSE DIALOGUE OPEN HONEST SHARING INTEGRITY 020904 People differ in regards to what are the sure signs that people have engaged in an improper "sexual relationship". Often people focus on how reasonable the technical criteria are for what is a "sexual relationship"; and suggest that regardless of what the technical criteria are, it is always possible to say that an intimate relationship was either a "sexual relationship" or it was not a "sexual relationship". It is assumed that it is an either/or situation --- regardless of the full spectrum of possibilities between no intimacy and full intimacy. In practice what is the common thread in trying to decide whether an intimate relationships was, or was not a "sexual relationship". In practice the defining factor is whether or not THE JUDGE regards what happened to be so objectionable as to JUSTIFY BREAKING OFF COMMUNICATION with THE GUILTY ONE. If THE GUILTY ONE(S) are so guilty that it is right to EXCOMMUNICATE --- it was a sexual relationship. If THE GUILTY ONE(S) are not so guilty that it is right to EXCOMMUNICATE --- then it was NOT a sexual relationship. This criteria holds regardless of what are the details of the ostensible TECHNICAL CRITERIA about what is, and what is not a sexual relationship. This is IN PRACTICE what happens. How wise is it to make dichotomous decisions about whether or not people deserve to be excluded from human communications? Such decisions occasion alienation, estrangement, misunderstandings, ignorance, resentment, anger, rage, and many more negative consequences. Are such decisions "good" decisions, or ones which occasion evil relationships? Who is to decide with both personal and communal integrity? How can we know for sure? (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================